bathometer

[ buh-thom-i-ter ]
/ bəˈθɒm ɪ tər /
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noun Oceanography.

a device for ascertaining the depth of water.

Origin of bathometer

First recorded in 1870–75; batho- + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for bathometer

bathometer

/ (bəˈθɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for measuring the depth of water
Derived Formsbathometric (ˌbæθəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivebathometrically, adverbbathometry (bəˈθɒmɪtrɪ), noun
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Science definitions for bathometer

bathometer

[ bə-thŏmĭ-tər ]

An instrument that is used to measure water depth without the use of a sounding line. The bathometer does not require a line to extend to the bottom because it measures the difference in the gravitational effect of the water surface and of solid ground.
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